Glasgow City are delighted to announce that Niamh Noble has signed a two year apprenticeship contract with the club.
The defender, who has been training with the first team regularly for the past year is the first player to sign an apprenticeship contract having been developed through the club’s academy.
A youth International for Scotland, Noble has featured six times for the club and made her Glasgow City debut as a substitute against Birkirkara in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Her first start for the club came in the Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup Quarter Final against Stirling University.
Noble also played for the U19s last season when they reached the U19s League Cup Final and won the U15s National Performance League.
Noble on signing said:
"I’m delighted to be making the full step up to the first team. I have learned a lot throughout my time at city and feel it is the best place for me to continue my development. I love this club and am excited for the future."
Head Coach Eileen Gleeson commented:
“I’m pleased to welcome Niamh Noble to the first team squad. She is another player who is key to our Glasgow City philosophy of developing young talent. Niamh has trained with us for over a year now and I'm delighted she will become the first ever Glasgow City player to receive a professional apprenticeship contract. She is dedicated and has given 100% commitment and will continue to develop.”
Head of Academy Sarah Crilly added:
“With Niamh’s previous experience of first team it is great to see her now take on her apprenticeship role at the club.
“Throughout the 21/22 season Niamh was able to participate in first team training and occasional matches alongside being part of the 19s National Performance squad.
“I have absolutely no doubt that Niamh will continue to thrive in her development under the apprenticeship programme and she is a great example to our younger players who aspire to be our future stars of the first team.
“Her recent call up to Scotland 19s is testament to the hard work and commitment she has shown to develop herself further and will definitely be a key player to watch in the future.”